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Barbara Bates

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Biography

Denver, Colorado, USA
The lovely Barbara Bates, a demure but very troubled young spirit, began her career at age 19. Groomed in obscure starlet bits, it wasn't until Warner Bros. signed her up in 1947 and perpetuated an appealing girl-next-door image that things started happening for her.

She was born Barbara Jane Bates, the eldest of three daughters to a postal clerk and a registered nurse on August 6, 1925. Barbara's mother initially trained her shy daughter in ballet and the young beauty eventually modeled clothes as a teen out of high school. Read more...

Actor

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Character: Lisa Anthony

The Caddy 1953

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Character: Effie Cahill

Rhapsody 1954

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Character: Elizabeth Fenner

Town on Trial 1957

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Character: Mrs. Dailey

This Love of Ours 1945

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Character: Innkeeper's Daughter

Adventures of Don Juan 1948

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Character: Jeanne Brinker

June Bride 1948

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